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Spring 1999 National Center for Public Policy & Higher Education
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  San Francisco symposium
  At a San Francisco symposium sponsored by The Center, Harold Hovey, president of State Policy Research, Inc., talked about the financial problems facing public higher education.
SEVERAL NATIONAL Center for Public Policy and Higher Education staff members were key participants in a higher education finance seminar held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in February. The seminar was co-sponsored by the Center and the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Center President Pat Callan moderated a panel discussion of affordability issues, while Vice President Joni Finney led a discussion of performance-based financing. Kristin D. Conklin, director of the Center's Washington, D.C. office, summarized her recent report on the new federal tax credits and their likely impact on state higher education financing policies. Research Associate William Doyle joined Center consultant John Immerwahr of Public Agenda in a discussion of public opinion about higher education.

higher education finance seminar  
Among those who spoke at a higher education finance seminar co-sponsored by The Center and the National Conference of State Legislatures were (from left), South Dakota legislator Larry Gabriel; Joe Burke, State University of New York; Center Vice President Joni Finney; and Dennis Jones, president of The National Center for Higher Education Management Systems.  
Earlier in February, the Center and the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media cosponsored a three-day seminar on "Costs, Access and Politics of Higher Education" at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel in San Francisco. The sessions were attended by more than 30 education reporters from newspapers across the country. The Hechinger Institute is affiliated with Teachers College at Columbia University.

Also in February, the Center held a two-day symposium on "Assessing State Policy Needs and Alternatives for Higher Education," at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel. The discussion centered on papers written by Richard C. Richardson, Jr., professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Arizona State University, and Harold Hovey, president of State Policy Research, Inc.

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